Rainy & cool WednesdayJuly 22nd, 2009 at 9:24 am by Erik Zarnitz under Weather
Soggy, rainy July day.
Welcome to Seattle…. I mean Dayton! Overall this summer has been cool, but for the year we are still below average when it comes to rainfall. So while we may want some warmer temperatures the rain is still nice. Wednesday around 9:10 am this is what the radar looked like. Nothing really heavy… but a nice swath of steady rain. The kind that the soil can really absorb. Often times in the summer we will see short bursts of heavy rain with long periods of dry weather. This kind of precipitation doesn’t help out our gardens, farms and yards to much as most of the rain runs off into streams and rivers. What we are getting today… slow and steady, really helps the soil and all the plants around.
I posted a few of the model runs below to give you a better idea of how much rain will fall. The NAM has scaled things back slighly…. but as you can see the GFS is still shooting for a solid 1.5 to 2 inches of rain. Personally… think 2 inches is a little much with this system… but if thunderstorms form this afternoon you cant even rule that out. So for the Miami Valley it looks like a solid 1-2 inches of rain! Enjoy